2015 Issue Index

January Issue
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In this issue…

    • Softer Side of the AKC Obedience Classic; Pictorial by Deb Neufeld
    • Praise in the Ring; by Catherine Zinsky
    • Reaching Goals; by Connie Cleveland
    • Secrets of a Master Tracker; by Sandy McMillan

February Issue
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In this issue…

  • Marilyn Miller – The Champions of 2014 – The Best Year Yet!
  • Connie Cleveland – If You Don’t Understand Principle – You are a Slave to Technique Fix Your Heeling!
  • Catherine Zinsky – Standardized Judging
  • Janice Gunn – Pounce, Watching Remi Do A Go-out
  • Margery West – The Importance of Puppy Socialization for Behaviorally Fit Dogs
  • Marilyn Miller – A.M.B.S. Lucky Zorra RN CGC

March Issue
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In this issue…

  • Playing By The Rules ~ Catherine Zinsky ~ Being Crystal Clear in Training
  • Dogs Are Problem Solvers ~ Connie Cleveland ~ The Magic of Video
  • Doggedly Obedient ~ Marilyn Miller ~ Masters’ Agility Championship
  • A Common Bond ~ Deborah Neufeld ~ The Occasional Dog Trainer
  • Pacific Northwest Natter ~ Sue Cox ~ Success On The Field
  • On Track ~ Sandy McMillan ~ CT Wicca: Finding Those Elusive Articles
  • Let’s Talk Obedience Announcement ~ A Weekend With Two AKC Judges ~ Rich & Pat Strong
  • Biscuits & Bones ~ Bob Self ~ Clark

April Issue
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In this issue…

  • Playing By The Rules ~ Catherine Zinsky ~ Proofing: An Overview
  • The Training Zone ~ Lori Drouin ~ The Randomization Puzzle
  • A Common Bond ~ Deborah Neufeld ~ The “Eyes” Have It
  • SerpenTEAM ~ Ruthann McCaulley ~ 2014 Rally National Championship
  • Doggedly Obedient ~ Marilyn Miller ~ Memorable Moments
  • Pacific Northwest Natter ~ Sue Cox ~ Neil Evans & Xena – New OTCH
  • Paw Prints Across The Gulf Coast ~ Caludia VanGee ~ Victory Hulett & OTCH He Reigns In Victory OGM UDX
  • Let’s Talk Obedience Announcement ~ A Weekend With Two AKC Judges ~ Rich & Pat Strong
  • Western Wishes ~ Ruthann McCaulley ~ Report From Western US
  • 2014 First & Foremost® Ratings ~ Peggy McConnell & Layla Top All

May Issue
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In this issue…

  • 2014 Open A Obedience Ratings ~ Dave Pluth
  • OTCH Greenfarm Wright StiffCM UDX3 OM6 ~ First OTCH Pumi
  • Biscuits & Bones ~ Respect ~ Bob Self
  • Playing By The Rules ~ Learning To Toss A Dumbell ~ Catherine Zinsky
  • Dogs Are Problem Solvers ~ Why Does Your Ring Performance Fall Short Of Your Expectations? ~ Connie Cleveland
  • The Training Zone ~ Target Game Progressions ~ Lori Drouin
  • Doggedly Obedient ~ Dog Flu vs. Dog Training ~ Marilyn Miller
  • On Track ~ Finding His Man ~ Sandy McMillan
  • Random Little Tidbits ~ John Cox
  • Western Wishes ~ Australian Terrier Webe ~ Ruthann McCaulley

June Issue
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In this issue…

  • 2014 Novice A & B Obedience Ratings ~ Dave Pluth
  • On Track ~ Sandy McMillan ~ Gaze – Big Bouncy Borzoi Bounces into Tracking History
  • SerpenTEAM ~ Ruthann McCaulley ~ Rebecca Russo & Peaches N Cream Russo CDX BN GN RAE8 THD CGC
  • Biscuits & Bones ~ Bob Self
  • OTCH Up N’ Adam’s Just A Dream UDX6 OGM ~ Terry Irvin
  • Random Little Tidbits ~ John Cox
  • Doggedly Obedient ~ Marilyn Miller ~ A Rally Get Together
  • Thoughts On An Unfinished Title ~ Victoria Runnoe
  • Editor’s Mailbox ~ Marcia Dawson

July Issue
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In this issue…

  • 2014 Rally Novice Ratings ~ Dave Pluth
  • Dogs Are Problem Solvers ~ Conditioned Reinforcers Part I ~ My Struggle ~ Connie Cleveland
  • The Training Zone ~ Dog Training Lessons from Physical Therapy ~ Lori Drouin
  • Doggedly Obedient ~ North Shore Kennel Club Show ~ Marilyn Miller
  • Random Little Tidbits ~ Leashes ~ John Cox
  • Western Wishes ~ Albuquerque ~ Ruthann McCaulley
  • On Track ~ Sandy McMillan ~ Gaze – Big Bouncy Borzoi Bounces into Tracking History
  • SerpenTEAM ~ Ruthann McCaulley ~ Rebecca Russo & Peaches N Cream Russo CDX BN GN RAE8 THD CGC
  • Biscuits & Bones ~ Bob Self

August Issue
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In this issue…

  • AKC 2015 Rally National Championship ~ Dee Dee Anderson
  • The Road To The Rally National Championship ~ Dee Dee Anderson
  • Dogs Are Problem Solvers ~ Conditioned Reinforcers – Part II – Find Heel & Straight Halts ~ Connie Cleveland
  • Doggedly Obedient ~ Raising & Training A Future Guide Puppy ~ Marilyn Miller
  • Random Little Tidbits ~ Understanding The Revised Scent Discrimination Exercise ~ John Cox
  • Playing By The Rules ~ Conquering Ring Nerves ~ Catherine Zinsky
  • The Training Zone ~ Proofing: Is It Fair? ~ Lori Drouin
  • Editor’s Mailbox ~ Moroughan’s Roxy ~ Vicki Moroughan
  • 2014 Rally Combined Rating System ~ Dave Pluth
  • Biscuits & Bones ~ Dog Meat Festival ~ Bob Self

September Issue
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In this issue…

  • 2015 National Obedience Championship ~ SUPER COVERAGE! ~ Dee Dee Anderson
  • Dogs Are Problem Solvers ~ Positive Reinforcement, Negative Results ~ Connie Cleveland
  • Playing By The Rules ~ Reaffirming Heel Position ~ Catherine Zinsky
  • Random Little Tidbits ~ A Quick Review of Coming Exercises ~ John Cox
  • Biscuits & Bones ~ Dee Dee, Rating Notice, Changes in Exercises ~ Bob Self

October Issue
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In this issue…

  • 2014 Rally Advanced A Rating System
  • Playing By The Rules ~ Upcoming Rule Changes ~ Catherine Zinsky
  • Cover Story ~ The First Time: Begine With The End In Mind ~ Kathy J. Lang
  • On Track ~ The Practical Side of Tracking ~ Sandy McMillan
  • Canine Crosstraining ~ Gerianne Darnell
  • Doggedly Obedient ~ Merrimack Valley Kennel Club Show ~ Marilyn M. Miller
  • Random Little Tidbits ~ Ways To Avoid Losing Points Before, Between, or After an Exercise ~ John Cox
  • A Foray ~ Sparks 8 Week Old Puppy Training ~ Janice Gunn
  • Janice Gunn’s Competition Obedience Series ~ Janice Gunn
  • Editor’s Mailbox ~ News From Debbie DeSantis
  • AKC Lifetime Achievement Award Finalists
  • Biscuits & Bones ~ Dachshund Daze, Resources For Upcoming Regulation Changes ~ Bob Self

November Issue
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In this issue…

  • 2014 Delaney Obedience Rating System
  • The Training Zone ~ Motivators & The Black Box ~ Lori Drouin
  • Playing By The Rules ~ Teaching ‘BACK” ~ Catherine Zinsky
  • Doggedly Obedient ~ Should We Get Another Dog? ~ Marilyn Miller
  • Random Little Tidbits ~ You’re Next In The Ring! Is Your Game Plan In Order? ~ John Cox
  • Biscuits & Bones ~ DST, Possible Rating System Change ~ Bob Self
  • Canine Cross Training Book ~ Gerianne Darnell
  • John Cox Receives 2016 Companion Events Lifetime Achievement Award

December Issue
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In this issue…

  • Front & Finish Ratings ~ A Suggestion ~ Bob Self
  • Front & Finish Top 100 Dogs of 2014 ~ Dave Pluth
  • Front & Finish High In Trial Listing for 2014 ~ Dave Pluth
  • Front & Finish High Combined Listing for 2014 ~ Dave Pluth
  • Playing By The Rules ~ Twist and Shout! ~ Catherine Zinsky
  • The Training Zone ~ Helping or Enabling ~ Lori Drouin
  • Doggedly Obedient ~ How Obedience Training is Important For Hunting Dogs ~ Marilyn Miller
  • A Foray ~ Modeling Utility Signals ~ Janine Gunn
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